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David Oyelowo is an actor and producer who was in ‘Selma’. He is married.

Relationship Facts of David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo is married to Jessica Oyelowo.
He is father of 4 (Caleb Oyelowo, Asher Oyelowo and other).
David Oyelowo is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.


What is the relationship of David Oyelowo?

David Oyelowo is a married man. He and his wife Jessica Oyelowo have four children together from the marriage Caleb Oyelowo, Asher Oyelowo and other. Jessica is also an actress.

Currently, they reside in  Los Angeles, California. The marriage is going strong as no news regarding any extramarital affairs is known between the pair.

Who is David Oyelowo?

David Oyelowo is a British-Nigerian actor and producer. He portrayed the role of Martin Luther King Jr. in the American biographical drama film ‘Selma’. Additionally, on television, he played MI5 officer Danny Hunter on the British drama series ‘Spooks’.

David Oyelowo’s Early Life, Childhood, and Education

Oyelowo was born in Oxford, the United Kingdom on April 1, 1976. Throughout most of his childhood years, he grew up in Tooting Bec. Later, when he was six, his family moved to Lagos. He became interested in the world of the show business since his early life. He is of British-Nigerian nationality. Furthermore, he belongs to the Nigerian ethnic background.

Talking about his education, Oyelowo studied theatre studies at City and Islington College. Later, he finished his three-year training in 1998 at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Additionally, he also spent time with the National Youth Theatre.

David Oyelowo’s Career, Salary and Net Worth

Oyelowo initially began his stage career in 1999 when he was offered a season with the Royal Shakespeare Company playing roles in Ben Jonson’s ‘Volpone’. Additionally, he was the first black actor to play an English king in a major production of Shakespeare.

Talking about his television work, Oyelowo played the role of MI5 officer Danny Hunter on the British drama series ‘Spooks’.  In 2006, he appeared in the television film ‘Born Equal’. Furthermore, in December 2009, he played the leading role of Gilbert in the BBC TV adaptation of Andrea Levy’s novel ‘Small Island’.

Additionally, in 2014, he formed his own independent production company, Yoruba Saxon Productions. He has been part of other movies and television series including  ‘The Lion Guard’, ‘Star Wars: Rebels’, ‘A United Kingdom’, ‘Nina’, ‘A Most Violent Year’, ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’, ‘96 Minutes’, ‘Rage’, ‘Who Do You Love’ and more.

Oyelowo received the  Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actor and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture in 2014. Additionally, for his performance in ‘Nightingale’, he won the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries and also garnered the nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special and a Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film.

Oyelowo has not revealed his current salary. However, he has an estimated net worth of around $6 million as of 2022.

David Oyelowo’s Rumors and Controversy

Oyelowo became part of the “Oscars So White” controversy. He called for a “radical and timely change” within the Academy Awards to tackle the lack of diversity among nominees. At present, there are no rumors concerning David and his career.

David Oyelowo’s Body Measurements

Talking about his body measurement, Oyelowo has a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m). Additionally, he weighs around 78 kg or 172 lbs. Furthermore, his hair color and eye color is black.

Social Media Profile

Oyelowo is not quite active on social media. He does not have his official account on social media sites including Twitter. However, his fan page on Facebook has more than 130k followers and he has over 152k followers on Instagram.

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